Citation Jeopardy!

The Basics

100: It is the act of giving another speaker credit for his or her ideas

        What is citation?

200: These are the two primary types of citation that we use in this class

        What are MLA and APA?

300:  Two types of citations occur in a paper; the first is located within the paper, and the second comes at the end.

        What are in-text citations and a final references page?

400: This is the primary guide you should use to locate information about citation styles in your UNIV classes

        What is Alice? (bonus point: where is it located?

500: MLA and APA stand for these “Associations”

        What are the Modern Language Association and the American Psychological Association


100: These are the two typographic styles/punctuation that indicate a title

        What are italics and quotations?

200: You use this format to indicate the title of a book, film, or major publication

        What are italics?

300: You use this format to indicate an essay, article, or episode

        What are quotations?

400: Use the proper title punctuation for the following title: “Why the US is Right to Move Away from Private Prisons,” The New Yorker

500: This is the ONLY time you do NOT use quotation marks to indicate a title

        What is an APA style reference page?


100: It is the CENTERED title of a citation page in MLA style citation

        What is Works Cited?

200: It is the CENTERED title of a citation page in APA style citation

        What is References?

300: It is the order in which you arrange entries in a final citation page

        What is alphabetical order?

400:  It is the paragraph formatting you use in all final citation pages

        What is hanging indentation (bonus: how do you locate it on Word? Under “Format,” select “paragraphs” and then choose hanging indent under the special options.)

500: You use these bullet points, em-dashes, or numbers to indicate each entry in a citation page

        What is NONE?

Test Runs

100: Create an MLA citation for Just Mercy using ALICE (2 minutes)

Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Paperback Edition, Spiegel & Grau, 2015.

200: Create an APA citation for Radioactive using ALICE (3 minutes)

Redniss, Lauren (2011). Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.

300: Create an MLA citation for Roxane Gay’s “What We Hunger For” (2 minutes)

Gay, Roxane. “What We Hunger For.” Focused Inquiry True Stories: Narrative and Understanding, 2016-17 ed., Macmillan, 2016, pp. 176-181.

400: Create an MLA citation for “Why the US is Right to Move Away from Private Prisons” from the New Yorker (3 min)

Smith, Clint. “Why the U.S. is Right to Move Away from Private Prisons.” The New Yorker. 24 August 2016,

500: Create an APA citation for the first episode of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text (5 min.)

Nedelman, Ariana, Casper ter Kuile and Vanessa Zoltan (Producers). (2016, May 19) The Boy Who Lived, Book One Chapter One, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text [Audio Podcast].  Retrieved from

Paper Three Peer Review Partners


Charlie and Alyssa

Candace and Elena

Taylor and Sid

Walker and Kara

James and Nick

Thi and Marin

Xan and Holly

Jalen and Sydnee

Carol, Skyler and Emily


Ruoqiong and Sara

Cole and Shedavia

Alex and Rastin

Julie and Breanna

Jessie and Keene

Kara and Kiana

Shanelle and Kimia

Kyle and Tina

Nia and Phillip

Eleanor and Ahnecca


Lauren and Drew

Chris and Collins

Lee and Morgan

Alex and Anna

Tiffany and Charlotte

Rae and Olivia

Ben and Joy

George and Caitlin

Mikala and Miranda

A Party Debate

In Monday’s class, you and your classmates will debate the best format for our class party to take next week. You will be assigned to one of three group positions (even if you feel more strongly about another option, you MUST argue your position to the best of your ability; I will assign groups in class)

Group One: We should all chip in $5 (or some other number) for pizza and soda.

Group Two: We should have a potluck where each person brings in something small for the group (with a sign up sheet)

Group Three: Dr. Logan should just bring us a few bags of candy (the only option in her budget)

Preparation: Your group will have ten minutes to plan your course of action; you will need to generate reasons and evidence for the strength of your plan and, most importantly, you will need to ORGANIZE those reasons and evidence effectively. One group member should serve as a scribe who outlines your team’s position.

Presentation: Each group will have three minutes to outline their argument; as you listen to the other groups, make sure to take notes about potential flaws in their argument. Your presentation must feature at least two speakers. 

Rebuttal: After each group presents, you will have five minutes in your group to discuss any challenges or rebuttals you want to make. You will have one minute total to present those challenges, and any group you challenge will have up to a minute to respond.

Happy debating!


Reminder: Re-writes Due Monday, December 5th

Paper Two Re-writes are due on Blackboard by 5 pm on Monday, Dec. 5th (upload in the same place you uploaded the first draft; the site will mark the submission as “late” but I won’t grade it as such).

Remember that in order to submit a re-write, you need to 1) read my comments carefully and draft a revision strategy BEFORE you 2) visit office hours to discuss revisions goals and then 3) submit the re-write with a new memo reflecting on the revision process. Your last day to discuss a re-write with me in office hours is Wednesday, Nov. 30. 

Annotated Bibliography

Before class on Monday, November 28th, you’ll upload an annotated bibliography to Rampages. An annotated bibliography is a list of sources you plan to use in a paper that includes a brief synopsis (an annotation!) of how you will use the source. You should aim for three sources and follow the steps below for each one. Remember that for this paper, an “outside source” counts as anything other than your primary text; you’re welcome to use sources we’ve worked with in class if you think they will be helpful to your argument!

  1. List the source, using your best effort to construct its MLA or APA citation.
  2. In a sentence, explain what kind of source it is and where you found it
  3. In a sentence, describe the source’s main claim or idea
  4. In two to three sentences, describe what the source offers your paper and how you plan to use it–does it teach you something about your audience? Offer you facts with which to argue? Contextualize your primary text in a big picture kind of way?



Audience Worksheet for Paper Three

We’ll complete a lot of this in class on Friday!

  1. What is your audience’s identity (who are they? What is/are their age(s), gender(s), race(s), economic status(es), educational background(s)?) If they are a group of people, what specifically unites them? (Note: if you cannot answer this question, you need to pick another audience). Where would you go to find out more information about this person or group?
  1. What kind of power does your audience have (political, economic, educational)? What makes you believe they can accomplish the task you’ve set them? (Note: if they don’t have the ability to accomplish what you want, pick a different audience)
  1. What do you think your audience already believes about your text and its content? What do you want them to believe and do by the end of your paper? How will you get them from Point A to Point B? (Note: if Point A and B are basically the same things, pick a different audience)
  1. What concerns, hesitations, or disagreements do you imagine your audience might have with your text and intended outcome? Why do you think that? (Note: If you can’t think of any, you’ve probably picked the wrong audience).
  1. What things, people, ideas, texts, places already matter most to your audience? What do they care about? What would they be willing to fight for? How do you know?
  1. To what kind of emotions do you think your audience responds best (do they sympathize with the sad, get angry alongside the angry? How do you know?)
  1. What sources, writers, speakers, and/or activists do you think your audience is most likely to believe? Why?



Homework Example

Here’s a possible table example for Wednesday:

Source: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Possible audience What do you want them to get out of the source? What audiences might they reach/how might they encounter the source?
Dr. Logan’s mom ·      Enjoyment

·      Conversation starter

·      Way to endure a commute

·      Students

·      carpool

Dr. Logan’s FI coworkers ·      teaching tool

·      enjoyment

·      faculty meeting

·      other FI students

Barack Obama/Ellen/J.K. Rowling/other famous person ·      recommendation

·      enjoyment

·      promotion

·      social media

·      TV show/publication



Lectio Divina examples

“Walter McMillian knew nothing about any of this before he arrived at Holman. But with another scheduled execution fast approaching, condemned prisoners were talking about the electric chair constantly when Walter arrived” (Stevenson 55).

“At the front door the bell is a small round disc that you press firmly. When the door finally opens, the woman standing there yells, at the top of her lungs, Get away from my house! What are you doing in my yard?” (Rankine 18).

Erasmus, Asking for Cash

Erasmus, Asking for Cash

You need $100, and need it bad and fast. There is no prospect of you earning this money (even though we’ve got some very hard workers in this room!), so you’re going to have to convince someone to give it to you.  You are going to have to ask your audience for a gift of $100.  What do you need $100 for?  Well, let’s say that you need it to pay the very last of your tuition bill for the semester.  So, everyone is going to be asking for $100 to pay the last chunk of their tuition bill.  Why don’t you have the $100?  Well, you did have it, but you blew it all last Friday on a fancy date, trying to impress the guy or girl you really like. In trying to get your $100, remember two things: First, the money will have to be a gift; there is no loan, no IOU, and no way around this situation. Secondly, you cannot lie or make anything up in order to convince your audience (although you may choose to be VERY selective with the truth). Appeal to your prospective donor in the way you think suits them best–you REALLY need this money!

Some Strategies we liked during class:

Backing up the ask with reasons

Provoking guilt

Demonstrating knowledge of audience background

Evoking emotions (desperation, recognition, concern, sympathy)

Generating pity, shared humanity

Flattery (inspiring feelings of heroism)

Light blackmail

If . . . then (consequences)

Taking advantage of situational context

Audience awareness (attention/understanding)

Establishing trust

Small talk (demonstrate small level of trust)

Word choice/tone (personal, friendly/formal

Emphasizing audience’s wants


Admiration/Looking up to the audience

Evoke sympathy

Providing Incentives

Providing a common enemy

Fostering a sense of belonging/inclusion

Appealing to values (education, learning, reading)

Establishing credibility/responsibility

Establishing intimacy/familiarity

Factual evidence

Paper Two Peer Review Partners


Cole and Jalen

Holly and Kara

Charlie and Nick

Carol and Taylor

Marin and Elena

Skyler and Alyssa

Thi and Candace

Emily and James

Xan and Walker

Sydnee and Sid



Ruoqiong and Kara

Cole and Breanna

Sara and Erin

Ahnecca and Phillip

Shedavia and Keene

Kiana and Tina

Kyle and Kimia

Alex and Eleanor

Nia and Jessie

Shanelle and Rastin and Julie



Drew and Miranda

Rae and Chris

Ben, Kevin, and Tiffany (Ben reads Kevin reads Tiffany reads Ben)

Anna and Collins

Lauren and Mikala

Joy and Lee

Olivia and Morgan

Charlotte and George

Caitlin and Alex